Deal with EU hits snag in the United Kingdom

THE SIGNING of the framework deal with the European Union (EU), a prerequisite for a free trade agreement, has hit a snag given the United Kingdom’s questions as to whether some cooperation activities can be implemented.

“The PCA (Partnership Cooperation Agreement) between the European Union and the Philippines is still under consideration by the British Parliament because of technical matters,” Peter Wilson, Asia-Pacific director for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, told reporters yesterday.

“When I say ‘technical matters’ I am referring to concerns over how to implement it within the EU,” he added.

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